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Jack Brown

The Wednesday Club, Sheffield Wednesday FC

6 appearances, 7 goals against
two clean sheets, one penalty conceded

P 6 W 5 D 1 L 0 F 28: A 7
92% successful

1927-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name John Henry Brown
Born 19 March 1899 in Hodthorpe, Whitwell, Derbyshire [registered in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, June 1899]. His census returns state he was born in Whitwell, which is next to Hodthorpe.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, John H. is youngest of four children to George and Minnie, living in Hodthorpe, Whitwell, near Worksop. His father is a self-employed bricklayer.

According to the 1911 census, John Henry is living with a younger sister and an older brother, and their parents. Living at 9 Dennis Street in Worksop. His father still a bricklayer.

Died 10 April 1962 in Sheffield, aged 63 years 22 days [registered in Sheffield, June 1962].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 4lbs [1926].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career as a junior centre-forward when he played for local clubs Worksop Wesley FC and Netherton FC, took over goalkeeping duties before joining Worksop Town FC in 1919. Joined The Wednesday FC in February 1923 for £360 fee, and left Sheffield Wednesday FC on 17 September 1937 after they were relegated from the top tier, he made 465 league appearances, when he joined Hartlepools United FC for a fortnight, being released after a solitary league appearance. After which he retired.
Club honours Midland League winners 1921-22; Football League Division Two winners 1925-26; Football League Champions 1928-29, 1929-30; FA Cup winners 1934-35; FA Charity Shield winners 1935;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became 512th player (512) to appear for England. 57th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 152, 12 February 1927, Wales 3 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 330 days.
Last match No. 168, 19 October 1929, Ireland 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 30 years 214 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1926-27, 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27, winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Worked as a collier in Manton before his Wednesday days. After retiring, though, he ran an off-licence in Sheffield, he then became a publican before becoming a newsagent in the Highfield area. He also worked for the Sheffield Drill and Twist Company in Handsworth. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.50/51.

 

Jack Brown - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
6 6 3 540 7 77 min 4 2 33.3% none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jack Brown - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 6 5 1 0 28 7 +21 0 2 4.667 1.167 91.7 +5
All 6 5 1 0 28 7 +21 0 2 4.667 1.167 91.7 +5

 

Jack Brown - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 0 1 2.667 1.333 83.3 +2
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 3 +17 0 1 6.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 6 5 1 0 28 7 +21 0 2 4.667 1.167 91.7 +5

 

Jack Brown - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 75.0 +1
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 0 1 2.667 1.333 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 0 1 2.667 1.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 0 1 2.667 1.333 83.3 +2

 

Jack Brown - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 27
1 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start gk
Age 28
2 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start gk
3 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW Start gk
4 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW Start gk
5 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start gk
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 30
6 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start gk

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